Indies Introduce


  • Real Life, Adeline Dieudonn√©, Roland Glasser (transl.)
    World Editions (distributed by Consortium), 9781642860474, February 4, 2020 (Fiction)

    Real Life is a raw, dark, and profoundly powerful coming of age tale. Adeline Dieudonné brings to life a heroine for the modern world. And, after you read the first sentence, you won’t be able to leave the girl’s side, not until it ends, all of it.”

    Susan Schlesinger, Books on the Square (Providence, RI)

    “By turns brutal and subtle, this little gem of a novel packs a deceptive punch. It’s a tale of shattered innocence and the dramatic shift from childhood to puberty to adulthood, though even at its most violent, there is an undeniable thread of optimism that wends throughout. Sibling love, growing pains, goats, alienation, taxidermy — as in real life, it's all here.”

    Jake Cumsky-Whitlock, Solid State Books (Washington, DC)


    “Brutal and impossible to put down. This young narrator takes you with her through the turbulence that is her family home with a touch of whimsy and then determined strength to save her brother (as well as herself) from the monster that is their father. A quick read that stays with you well beyond the last page.”

    Nadine Melahn, CoffeeTree Books (Morehead, KY)

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